The AAG was founded in 2012 following the Southport Report, and since then its membership has increased steadily. The group holds an annual day conference tackling a different issue of archiving each year, as well as running ad hoc workshops. So far the four committees have successfully brought together colleagues from across the sector advising on relevant enquiries both on local and national levels.
The committee have also developed the toolkit for selecting archaeological archives alongside other toolkits
The aims of the group are
- to focus upon issues relating to professional standards, best practice, advocacy and access
- to promote of awareness of archaeological archives within the profession
- to represent the interest of those working with archives to CIfA Council and in all CIfA activities
- to hold seminars and workshops to facilitate the above
- to establish relationships with other groups associated with archaeological archives
Join the Group
Membership is free to CIfA members through the Members area login. Those who are not members of the institute will need to pay an annual £10 fee and can join here
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Group Email: please email images, events, good news, articles and links to archaeologicalarchives [at] gmail.com
Sam Paul (Chair)
Vicky Sands (Secretary)
Helen Parslow (Treasurer)
Specialist competence matrix
This specialist matrix is to assist applicants and the Validation committee to see where you demonstrate the grade applied for when working with archives.
For information about upcoming events, please visit our event calendar.
AGM event: The future of archaeological archives. 28 September 2022, at Newark on Trent. Watch the presentations on playback here.
AGM event: How prepared are we for the digital future? 7 September 2021, online. Watch the presentations on playback here
AGM event: Selection strategies for archaeological archives: Making archaeological archives sustainable 20 March 2019 at the BMI in Birmingham.
Read the conference abstracts and presentations